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FEBRUARY 2014 issue of
Rental Management

Getting around Orlando
01/31/2014

This year, The Rental Show is returning to Orlando, Fla., for the first time since 2010. If you’re flying in and checking luggage, plan to spend some time at baggage claim, as Orlando International Airport is the busiest airport in the state with all major airlines and discount carriers supported.

The airport is located about 13 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. Depending on the hotel you’re staying at, how busy the airport is and the amount of traffic, it can take 20 to 30 min. to reach the show hotels from the airport.

Ground transportation options include taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars. Discount coupons for round-trip service from the Mears Motor Shuttle are available in the “Hotels and Travel” section of TheRentalShow.com.

If you rent a car, remember that there are tolls between the airport and show hotels, as well as the surrounding area. For taxis, expect to pay $35 to $45 to get to the convention center or show hotels from the airport. Taxi fares from the convention center to various Orlando destinations include $34 to Epcot/Disney; $15 to Universal Studios Resort and $8 to SeaWorld® Orlando.

If you plan to drive to the show, check out the Florida Department of Transportation, which has information on tolls and construction projects, at dot.state.fl.us. Also, you can go to floridasturnpike.com, which has more toll information and real-time traffic updates.

Once you arrive, the following hotels are within walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center’s North-South building, the site of The Rental Show: Clarion Inn and Suites Orlando Hawaiian, Days Inn Orlando Convention Center, Hilton Orlando Convention Center and the Rosen Centre Hotel.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the Orange County Convention Center and the official American Rental Association (ARA) hotels listed on the next page. Shuttle information signs are posted in the lobby of each hotel. Check the sign in your hotel lobby for additional information and changes.

If you have questions about the shuttle or if you need to make an advance reservation for a wheelchair-accessible shuttle, please see the shuttle supervisor at the convention center or call Kushner and Associates at 310-274-8819, ext. 213.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Saturday, Feb. 8: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Events & Tents Reception on Saturday, Feb. 8
Transportation is available from all hotels to Café Tu Tu Tango from
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Return service to hotels is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 10: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ARA’s Big Splash at SeaWorld® on Tuesday, Feb. 11
Transportation is available from all hotels and the convention center going to
SeaWorld® Orlando. Return service to hotels is provided from SeaWorld®
Orlando to hotels approximately every 15 to 20 minutes from 7 p.m. to
10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hotel shuttle routes including boarding location

Route No. 1

Courtyard I-Drive/Convention Center

Curbside in front, on Austrian Court

Embassy Suites I-Drive/Convention Center

Curbside in front

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Curbside on I-Drive at I-Ride Stop

Rosen Plaza Hotel
Curbside on I-Drive at I-Ride Stop

Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
On Austrian Court in front of Courtyard by Marriott

Route No. 2

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld®
Front entrance

Fairfield Inn and Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

Bus area near front entrance

Hilton Grand Vacations Club SeaWorld®

Curbside on Sea Harbor near Main Gate

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

Front entrance

SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

Bus area near front entrance

Route No. 3

The Castle Hotel
Curbside on Universal Blvd.

Hampton Inn I-Drive Convention Center

At Fountain near Residence Inn on Universal Blvd.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Convention Center

At Fountain near Residence Inn on Universal Blvd.

Hyatt Place Orlando Convention Center

At Fountain near Residence Inn on Universal Blvd.

Residence Inn Convention Center Orlando

At Fountain near Universal Blvd.

SpringHill Suites Convention Center

At Fountain near Residence Inn on Universal Blvd.

Route No. 4

Vista Cay Orlando Resort by Millennium

Clubhouse

Route No. 5
Service only provided for ARA’s Big Splash at SeaWorld® on Tuesday,
Feb. 11, and Events & Tents Reception on Saturday, Feb. 8. Please walk
to the Orange County Convention Center at all other times.

Clarion Inn & Suites Orlando Hawaiian

Curbside on Hawaiian Court

Days Inn Orlando Convention Center

Curbside on Hawaiian Court near Clarion

Hilton Orlando Convention Center

Convention entrance

Rosen Centre Hotel

Signature entrance
 

 

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